The beat goes on

THE beat of African drums may soon be a regular sound at Tootgarook. Amadou Kalissa, who followed in his musician father’s footsteps when growing up in Guinea, West Africa, gave a demonstration of hi...

La Traviata’s screen premier

MOVIE buffs can enjoy a premiere screening of the English National Opera’s La Traviata on 16-17 May at Mornington Cinemas. The film was first shown in London in March. After Mornington it will be sho...

All that jazz!

In just four weeks’ time Mornington will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Queen’s Birthday Weekend Mornington Winter Jazz Festival from 5th – 8th June. Now in its third year the festival ...

From hard hat to chef’s hat

MasterChef 2014 winner, Brent Owens, talks to MINT Magazine about life as a MasterChef, book writing, travel, and a gig he’s doing at Daveys Hotel in Frankston. 1. HOW WAS THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING ON ...

Entertainers go to water

FRANK Yamma and former Killing Heidi singer Ella Hooper will perform later this month at the second Baany to Warrna Ngargee – Water to Water Festival at The Briars, Mt Martha. Yamma, who sings in Eng...

These painters go where the action is

IT DOESN’T take much to get a plein-air painter out of the house. If it’s a Thursday and there’s a chance of the sun coming out it’s a safe bet the Mornington Peninsula Plein Air Painters are somepla...

Short films draw wide praise

ABOUT 3500 people packed Rosebud’s Village Green on the foreshore for the Peninsula Short Film Fest, delighting organisers and cementing it as one of the peninsula’s premier arts events after just fo...

Arts and crafts fair at Rye

RYE Community Centre’s Betty Jennings shows off her painting of Oosterschelde, one of the tall ships to enter Port Phillip. The paintings is one of many at the centre’s annual art and craft fair this...

Back to banish worries

Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts! is a delightful stage adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Frankston author Nicky Johnston. Featuring three professional performers, puppetry, slapstick humour a...

Visit the Paul Kelly exhibition before too long

IMAGES of musician Paul Kelly will help make the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery an even more interesting place to visit until 20 July. An exhibition of portraits of the songster will take over...